Dartmouth Health CEO and president named among Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2023

Joanne M. Conroy, MD
Modern Healthcare has named Dartmouth Health CEO and president Joanne M. Conroy, MD, to the 2023 list of the magazine’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.

Modern Healthcare has named Dartmouth Health CEO and president Joanne M. Conroy, MD, to the 2023 list of the magazine's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Conroy is ranked among the likes of Nworah Ayogu, MD, general manager and chief medical officer of Amazon Clinic, and Gianrico Farrugia, MD, CEO and president of the Mayo Clinic, among other distinguished colleagues.

The 2023 class were chosen based on innovative recruitment strategies, bold expansion maneuvers and an ongoing commitment to advocacy. The inductees have acted to safeguard their organizations while prioritizing patient care, population outcomes and consumer satisfaction. Modern Healthcare's judging criteria for candidates included actions the nominee took in the past year to help their organization achieve or exceed financial, operational and clinical goals; steps the nominee took to help the organization respond to the coronavirus pandemic, including efforts to sustain a culture of innovation; and examples of how the nominee has addressed the Quadruple Aim of improved community health, a better patient experience, lower costs and clinician burnout.

"I'm incredibly honored to receive this recognition from Modern Healthcare among some of the best and brightest healthcare executives in the country," said Conroy, who is also chair-elect of the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association. "These are very trying times in healthcare, and as an executive, there is a tremendous amount of responsibility to lead our teams through adversity. It's the strength, tenacity, creativity and care of all Dartmouth Health staff that inspire me to be the best leader I can be for this organization, and I owe a debt of gratitude to our people for showing up each day and giving their best to our patients and each other."

Modern Healthcare is a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through its weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters, mobile products and events.

"The 50 clinical leaders we've recognized started as physicians or nurses, and regardless of their titles today, that strong foundation of caring for patients has benefited their organizations and communities," said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. "These executives are broadening access to care through expansion and embracing digital tools to make their operations more efficient and their patients more connected. They also are tackling workforce challenges by developing strategies to attract newcomers to the field. Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives are helping propel the industry forward."

View the full list of the 2023 Most Influential Clinical Executives.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.